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Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park

There may be no better cheap summer experience in all of Raleigh. Recline under the stars with friends, family or your SO while you enjoy a movie in the expansive and beautiful NCMA campus.

Each year when summer draws near, thousands flock to the NCMA lawn to grab a seat, soak in the setting sun and enjoy one of the best outdoor movie series in the state. From June until September, you'll find a variety of well curated flicks featuring recent Oscar winners, family favorites, and timeless classics. Though the crowds get large, the lawn itself provides an intimate vibe, and with a sizable projections screen for viewing, it's easy to get a seat toward the back. Occasionally, NCMA will bring in a band to complement the genre of the movie. Coolers and picnics are welcome, though alcoholic beverages must be purchased from the vendors onsite. We suggest coming early to avoid the crowds, and get a good seat. Once you've claimed your turf, take a brief stroll through the outdoor park. Movies are $6 (free for NCMA members) and begin just after dark at 9p. Gates open 90 minutes before showtime and tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

Full Schedule:

Saturday, June 10

Hell or High Water
Rescheduled: Friday, June 30

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Saturday, June 17

Friday, June 23

Sixteen Candles
Friday, July 7

Say Anything
Saturday, July 8

Friday, July 14

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Saturday, July 15

Friday, July 2

An American in Paris
Friday, July 28

La La Land
Saturday, July 29

Friday, August 4

Hidden Figures
Saturday, August 5

Kubo and the Two Strings
Friday, August 11

Friday, August 18

Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, August 26

Say Anything
Friday, September 1

An American in Paris
Saturday, September 2

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